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    Launch of ADHD website

    16 October 2019

    We have launched our new Adult ADHD Assessment and Treatment service website to coincide with ADHD awareness month that runs throughout October. The service is primarily based at Northwick Park’s Mental Health Centre and offers diagnosis and medication stabilisation for adults with ADHD, in preparation for discharge back to their GP for continued prescribing and […]

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    Lucy Allen is the new Head of Community Independence Service

    16 October 2019

    Meet Lucy Allen, the new Head of Community Independence Service (CIS), who will start with us 1 November 2019. Joining us from West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Lucy has already worked in a number of roles in CIS, including Professional Lead for Physiotherapy and most recently Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Lead. She started out […]

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    AHP Week – The Experience of Art Therapy

    15 October 2019

    Ever wondered what it is like to have art therapy? A short audio piece, created by Nikoletta Koucharska, Art Psychotherapist in CNWL, lets you hear from a patient about her experience and how it helped her. This recording presents a reflective interview conducted with a patient in  art therapy for nine months in a community […]

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    National AHP Day in the Ealing Musculoskeletal Service

    15 October 2019

    Dr Stephanie Griffiths, Consultant Physiotherapist and Musculoskeletal (MSK) Lead in the Ealing MSK Service, began an improvement project to reduce the waiting time for specialist spinal injections for those suffering high pain levels from severe sciatica. The Ealing MSK Service, part of Ealing Community Partners see, is a specialist team who see about 30,000 people […]

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    Royal College of Nursing award three CNWL staff in Black History Month honour

    15 October 2019

    Three CNWL nurses will receive ‘Rising Star’ awards as part of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) celebrations for Black History Month. As part of Black History Month, RCN London invited ‘Rising Star’ nominations across London from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) nursing community. Nominations expressed those who have made an outstanding contribution […]

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    On International Infection Prevention Week – we’re reminding staff and patients to keep their vaccines up to date

    14 October 2019

    International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is from Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October 2019. The theme for the week is ‘Vaccines are Everybody’s Business’. Throughout the week, we will be encouraging our staff to get their flu jab and make sure their other vaccinations are up-to-date too – and encouraging patients to do the […]

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    Where Next? Fatima’s view

    14 October 2019

    14 September 2019 Fatima Elguenuni is a Family Therapist and Islamic psychotherapist by background and has family from Grenfell Tower. She works as a cultural consultant for CNWL (she worked for many years in CNWL Child and Adolescent Mental Health services) and this is her monthly column of thoughts and questions about what next? Where […]

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    The St Charles Community Café designed by patients, carers and local community unveils patient art

    11 October 2019

    The new St Charles Community Café has been fitted with art, produced by a group of patients from the North Kensington and Chelsea Community Mental Health Service. It features a line of four vibrant paintings by patients, and one large painting by a local artist on another wall. The paintings were produced during an art […]

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    Lived experience staff network relaunches

    10 October 2019

    Our Lived Experience of Mental Health Issues Stigma Transformation (LEMHIST) Network relaunched today as part of #WorldMentalHealthDay2019.  The Network is for all CNWL staff who have or have had “Lived Experience” (LE) of mental health difficulties/issues/challenges.

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    Psychiatry and the global drugs debate: New article published by CNWL staff

    10 October 2019

    CNWL’s Dr Owen Bowden-Jones and Prof Anne Lingford-Hughes have contributed to an article in the British Journal of Psychiatry about the role of psychiatry within the global drugs debate. In the summary, the article states: “There are few topics that divide public opinion as sharply as the use of psychoactive substances and it is easy […]

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